Verna has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Special) Degree (BSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and her Ph.D. “Corporate Social and Environmental Discloser practices” partly completed at Curtin University in Western Australia.
She has over 20 years of university teaching experience to her credit and over 5 years as a tertiary Lecturer in New Zealand. Verna has published three textbooks in Managerial Economics and several research articles. She is a life member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. In addition to her academic involvement Verna has extensive knowledge in retail business entities as owner-operator of four outlets of a supermarket chain in Sri Lanka.